United States airport security could get even slower
Going through airport security has been a relatively slow process over the last few years, with the need to remove bulky clothing and to fish your laptop out of your bag so that it can go through the scanner separately. The one aspect that saved some time was being able to leave smaller electronics, such as a smartphone, e-reader, or tablet in your bag as it went through the scanner.
However, when your country is a major target for those who wish to perform terrorist activities, it is understandable that security measures would need adjustment over time. Unfortunately for impatient travelers, this means that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will now instruct passengers to remove all electronic items larger than a smartphone from their bags and place these in a separate container to go through the X-ray machine.
Measures like this are already in place in certain airports in hotspot countries such as France. In these locations, the security line can be slowed down by those who weren't expecting to need to remove smaller electronic items, as they are called back by security to empty their bag further while the line waits behind them. It also adds delays as those who carry multiple electronic devices scramble to empty their bag. These new requirements will reportedly be deployed at all United States airports over the next few months.
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